Sunday, January 1, 2012

Perfect end to 2011

Last night we rung in the New Year with our neighbors and sweet friends, the Williamsons.
We started out the evening at an early dinner at Cheddars. 
(Look close, poor Chases hand made it into the picture.)
 When we got home the boys got the fireworks out and ready and and I headed in to feed Chase and put him to bed.  I never thought he'd sleep through the evening because there were tons of fire works going on around us.  He woke up once for a split second and after a little cuddle he was out for the rest of the night.

 Colton absolutely loved the fireworks.  Last year he was a little timid but this year there was no hesitation.  We thought he'd like to do the poppers and he did but he wanted to get to the big stuff. He loved the sparklers and bottle rockets (with help from daddy).
He was so much fun to watch.  He made me smile all night long.  He was in heaven shooting off fireworks (and playing with all the kids.)
 This picture cracks me up because the big girls made popcorn and they so sweetly shared with Colton.  He wasn't really into sharing. He made it his own.
 Amber and I.
 Two sparklers at a time!!!
 Here is Colton and Brad. They were honking Brads Dads truck horn that sounded like a train.  Colton thought it was so cool.
 Colton just loved playing with Brad.
 All of the kids had the best time.  It was so awesome to watch Colton really play and interact with all the kids.  He had so much fun.  They all played so well together and Colton was such a good boy.  He followed direction and listened to what we told him.  We were very proud of our little guy.
I have to say that this was probably my all time favorite New Years Eve.  We had such a fun laid back night.  I can't wait until Chase is old enough to be out with us.  We missed having him with us but we were so proud of him for sleeping through all the noise. 
The night was a perfect end to a year that was filled with so much happiness.
2011 completed our little family of 4 and we know 2012 is going to be a year full of memories for our family. 

1 comment:

AmazingGreis said...

Happy New Year Day's!! Hope it's just as great as 2011 was!